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Sainsbury’s saves 22 tonnes of plastic with new detergent packaging

// Sainsbury’s is to save 22 tonnes of plastic annually with new laundry liquid detergent packaging
// It is the first UK supermarket to switch its own-brand detergent range to cardboard cartons

Sainsbury’s has become the first UK supermarket to replace its laundry liquid detergent packaging with cardboard cartons, saving 22 tonnes of plastic annually.

From this week, shoppers will be able to pick up the revised packaging which are 35% lighter than the original packaging and will reduce the range’s carbon emissions by 50%.

The change is across all own-brand 750ml laundry detergents including bio super concentrated, non-bio super concentrated, colour super concentrated, lavender and tropical super concentrated lines.

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The detergent has also been reformulated and is now super concentrated, meaning a smaller amount is required per wash, extending the washes per carton by five.

This is the latest move Sainsbury’s has made as part of its ongoing commitment to halve the use of own brand plastic packaging by 2025.

Last month, the supermarket giant shared it had vacuum packed its beef mince range which saves a minimum of 55% of plastic per product and about 450 tonnes of plastic annually.

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